If you are like me and didn’t go to school on the Central Coast and spent most of your previous life somewhere on the F3 traveling to and from Sydney, when you become a new mum you can find yourself feeling rather alone and isolated. Even those women who have lived here all their life can feel the need to make connections with other new mums.
So soon after the birth of my first child I went on a mission to meet other Central Coast mums.
With my 6 week old son, I headed off to my first mothers group meeting at my local early childhood centre. It is amazing how comforting it is to sit with a bunch of other new mothers and hear them express the same sense of confusion at all that was now going on in their lives. You don’t feel so mad when the lady setting next to you describes a emotion or situation that you thought you where the only one experiencing. I was very lucky to meet a great bunch of women and we soon starting a weekly catch up at each others houses.
I also did a baby massage course which I just loved with Deborah Sirone, here I meet some more mothers with babies of the same age.
Once my first child turned 6 months a whole other number of opportunities opened up to us. I enrolled my child in swimming and music lessons and even tried a few kids gym classes, but I started to feel that I was over doing it and I couldn’t now keep up with all our social engagements.
My oldest is now three years old and I still catch up with my mothers group and have made many good friends on the Coast. Having a baby gives you a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, so don’t stay home feeling alone and isolated, get out there and make the most of it.
Please share your stories of meeting other amazing mums, or any recommendations you might have to those that have only just begun their parenting journey here on the Central Coast.